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I really liked this book, and haven’t read much by Jodi Picoult. With books like this, I always make sure to read the Author’s Note at the end, since it helps put things into perspective on how she developed the story. I appreciate how much research she puts into her books. The only other one I’ve read is Mad Honey.
I do believe there’s some “saviorism” going on in this book, but watching the lawyer change throughout it, even while she told herself she wasn’t racist, she was learning. We all can stand to learn more where we fall short on racial relationships. There are plenty of books on racism by both BIPOC and white people, and sometimes we need another white person to call us out on our own racial prejudices.